How the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Works


It Doesn't Hurt to Look Good, Too
Production is limited to just 500 Super Snakes for 2013.
Production is limited to just 500 Super Snakes for 2013.

You can't have all that power and internal upgrades without flaunting it a little, can you? Shelby doesn't think so either. That's why all of the Super Snakes come with 20-inch rims, Shelby signature embroidered headrests and floor mats, Super Snake badging throughout the vehicle and the Super Snake design on the hood, too. Each car also gets a unique vehicle number plate on the engine and inside the vehicle. Good to know if you ever need to call someone out on claiming they've got an authentic Super Snake.

You can have your Super Snake built based on either the coupe or convertible model, and Shelby offers the full color palette from Ford. An optional two-tone leather interior is available, and we've already mentioned the monstrous wide-body option.

Even with all the new features, the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is a bit cheaper than previous models. Speaking of cost, we should mention that you'll first have to purchase a GT500 from Ford for $52,400 [source: Ford]. After that, you can add the entry-level Super Snake upgrades for an additional $28,995. And if you want the big guns -- meaning 850 horses -- it'll cost a little extra. You'll have to fork over $39,995 in addition to the original GT500 price [source: Shelby American].

When it comes to the pricing, don't think of it as an expensive upgrade to an already pricey muscle car; think of it as an investment in what could be a huge profit decades from now. Cars badged with a Shelby Snake have been known to take in a pretty penny at auctions.

Author's Note: How the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Works

It's hard not to love a powerful car with the Shelby name on it, and I think the Super Snake is no different. With only 500 cars total up for grabs, Super Snake owners just might have a great collector car on their hands -- although we probably won't know for sure until, let's say, four decades from now. Either way, car enthusiasts everywhere have Shelby to thank for some amazing road machines, and the Super Snake is only adding to the history.

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Sources

  • Ford. "2013 Mustang Models." (Nov. 14, 2012) http://www.ford.com/cars/mustang/models/
  • Lingeman, Jake. "2013 Shelby Super Snake to debut at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction." Autoweek.com. Sept. 19, 2012. (Nov. 14, 2012) http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120919/CARNEWS/120919808
  • Shelby American. "Shelby American Unleashes Most Powerful GT500 Super Snake Packages for 2013 Model Year." (Nov. 14, 2012) http://shelbyamerican.com/mainarticle.asp

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